I saw Matthew Dear back in October here in Dallas, and his show was nothing short of unbelievable. (This will tie in to everything I promise) He was set on a small stage, but this did not detract from his presentation at all. Dear commanded his small space with bravado and relentless footwork. After the show, I went to his store and bought things directly from him. After many of the attendees had left,  I had got in to a small conversation with him. This 12″ apparently came out that day and Dear regretfully forgot to put it out on the table – it was buried deep in his merch box. He showed it to me, telling me it was limited and I had to, regretfully, tell him I didn’t have enough money left after I bought two of his items. The good news though, is that it’s now online! The sleeve is minimalist with a sticker containing all the details on the front. Another way this release is connected to Ghostly is the fact that Michael Cina, their in-house artist, designed the vinyl sticker. Listen to Four Tet’s remix of “Smalltalk” below and see what you think of it – Matthew Dear’s is only available on the vinyl. As far as I know, no vinyl rips have been made of it.  Cheers!

The Details

Vinyl Notes
Vinyl only release—no digital available—limited to 500 units
Available in The Ghostly Store exclusively for a limited time
Matthew Dear remix track is available in the 12" format only
12" standard weight black vinyl
Vinyl is protected in a white paper dust sleeve which is then inserted into a heavy stock matte black jacket
Front cover sticker art by Michael Cina

Ultraίsta, the multimedia trio comprised of vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker have announced their self-titled debut album which will be released on October 2nd.

Preceding their eagerly anticipated LP, Ghostly (exclusively in North America) and I Am Fortified are releasing a limited edition 12" featuring remixes by Four Tet and Matthew Dear of album track "Smalltalk".

Founded in London in 2011 on a mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art and tequila, Ultraísta's phenomenal album is 10 tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop.

Favouring mantras over traditional choruses and distilling their compositions to the barest essentials, the band possesses the kind of masterful control over the pure anatomy of a pop song that only comes from having played a significant role in redefining the form in the 21st Century.

Nigel Godrich is mostly known for his production work with bands like Radiohead, Air, Thom Yorke (including Yorke's new project, Atoms for Peace), Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more. Joey Waronker is an American-born drummer who's toured extensively with acts like Beck and contributed to albums for artists like Elliott Smith and R.E.M.

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